Looking back on these pictures from when we first moved down to Tennessee last summer and were staying at my mom-in-law's makes me want some Fiestaware like no other!! This turquoise color is my very favorite of all the colors she has...it's also Nick's favorite color and we often duke it out to get the turquoise plate or bowl when we go over for Sunday dinners.
I love the contrast of the turquoise with this gnocchi dish - it's so pretty! And it's creamy and cheesy and rich to boot! The gnocchi, not the Fiestaware :) Amanda suggested several cheeses and we chose gruyere. I would love to try it with good ol' cheddar though. Ham and cheddar is such a classic combination and I think it would cut on the overall richness that the Gruyere added to the dish. Not that it wasn't a nice quality, but definitely something that you only want to enjoy every once in a while.
What you need:
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1 onion, diced
- 12 oz. diced ham
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 3/4 cup water
- 16 oz. potato gnocchi
- 1 cup frozen sweet peas
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cup shredded cheese (we used Gruyere - would love to try cheddar!)
- Melt butter in a large cast iron skillet. Add onions and saute until softened and browned.
- Add ham and cook until ham is lightly browned.
- Add chicken broth and water. Bring to a light boil.
- Add gnocchi and stir.
- Cover and cook for about 5 minutes, until gnocchi is almost done.
- Stir in peas, cream, and salt and pepper. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
- Top with cheese and stick under a broiler for a few minutes until cheese is melted and golden brown.
Recipe from Kevin & Amanda
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